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Celebrate Earth Day with Buffalo Olmsted Parks

Celebrate Earth Day with Buffalo Olmsted Parks

 

“A park is a work of art, designed to produce certain effects upon the minds of men.”

- Frederick Law Olmsted

 

Each year, Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. The year, 1970, was a time of immense industry in America. Air pollution was at its height and there were few if any, legal consequences to harming the environment. During this time, a consciousness emerged that combined anti-war movements with environmental concerns. The national day of celebration, founded by Gaylord Nelson, was to focus on the environment.

 

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

 

Free Self-organizing conference returns to provide for an opportunity for the collision of ideas and collaboration; hundreds of Western New Yorker to spend April 16th teaching each other new innovative skills

 

Changes In U.S.-Cuba Relations Prompt Niagara University Students To Explore Havana

Changes In U.S.-Cuba Relations Prompt Niagara University Students To Explore Havana

The United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations in July 2015. As a result, Americans are permitted to travel to Cuba as long as their purpose falls within 12 broad categories of activities, including “educational activities by persons at academic institutions.”

And now a new course on Cuban politics and society at Niagara University includes an intensive two-week research program in Havana and its surrounding areas.

The faculty-led, field-based research component of Cuban Politics & Society (POL 398) will take place May 16-29, 2016.

NIOGA Library System Launching Campaign Aimed at Engaging Young Adults

NIOGA Library System Launching Campaign Aimed at Engaging Young Adults

NIOGA, a nonprofit cooperative library system, is launching a new campaign aimed at young adults in Niagara, Orleans and Genesee Counties to call their attention to the vast resources available at their local library, including free Wi-Fi, video games, music and video streaming, and eBook downloads.

“Libraries nationally are facing tough competition as on-demand technology becomes more and more accessible,” said Tom Bindeman, executive director of NIOGA Library System. “But the advantage that libraries have is that we offer the same content for free. We just need to make more people aware of that.”

NIOGA will launch its "There’s More to Check Out at Your Local Library" campaign on April 11, just in time for National Library Week. Twenty libraries will participate in the campaign that features a series of posters, social media and web content, and a contest.

Graphcon Launches Artisan Printing Company The Pickle Ship

Graphcon Launches Artisan Printing Company The Pickle Ship

The Pickle Ship, an artisan printing and stamping company specializing in high-quality letterpress printing, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting, was launched today by Graphcon, Inc., an Orchard Park-based printing services company.

The Pickle Ship and Graphcon are owned and operated by brothers DJ and Matt Schutt.

“In this digital age where media is often produced at the push of a button, we are resurrecting the craftsmanship associated with printing,” said Matt Schutt. “Being a third-generation artisan print shop and having learned the business from our father, we respect the time-honored printing techniques handed down from generation to generation.” 

NU President Discusses Higher Education with Catholic Cardinal in Vietnam

NU President Discusses Higher Education with Catholic Cardinal in Vietnam

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, met with Vietnamese Cardinal Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon during a trip to Hanoi this week.

The discussion between Father Maher, a Catholic and Vincentian priest, and Catholic Cardinal Nguyen, who was appointed to his position by Pope Francis in January 2015, focused on higher education opportunities for young Vietnamese students studying in the United States, and an English language and development training program for Vietnamese religious members.

Beer Enthusiasts About to Get a Taste of WNY Brewing History

Beer Enthusiasts About to Get a Taste of WNY Brewing History

Something very unique has been brewing in Buffalo for nearly three years, and this “wild ale” is about to be unleashed on local beer enthusiasts!

This particular brewing adventure dates back to the summer of 2013, before Big Ditch Brewing Company opened its doors at 55 East Huron St. in downtown Buffalo. Hoping to promote the brewery, Big Ditch President Matt Kahn and Head Brewer Corey Catalano visited the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on two occasions to hand out a few trinkets and conduct home brewing demonstrations.